Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises $70K in One Week, Loses Over $30K Days Later


Just a week after we reported on Zack “Danger” Brown, aka the Potato Salad Guy, his project exploded on Kickstarter. Sure, raising $1,600 for a $10 goal is pretty awesome, but getting $70,000 in support in less than a week? Pretty friggin’ crazy.

But as quick as potato salad fans rallied alongside the most ridiculous Kickstarter project in the history of ever, they started to disappear. A few days after the project hit its $70K milestone it dropped almost $30,000, nearly half of the total amount pledged. Brown, who’s been pretty good about updating the project at every major event, had nothing to say about the insane decline in funds.

It was assumed fans gave up on the potato salad party or that the novelty of the project wore off, possibly resulting in backers pulling their pledges before the project officially closes. However, the L.A. Times is reporting that there were three very large pledges of $10,000 that did not pass the verification process and were cancelled.

Either way, Brown has way more than enough money to make all the potato salad he could ever want, and then some.

H/T + PicThx HuffPo, Bustle


Guy Starts Kickstarter to Make Potato Salad, Wins The Internet


What we have to assume started as a joke has apparently won over the internet. Zach Danger Brown, launched a Kickstarter project to fund potato salad. Seriously. All this dude wanted to do was make potato salad and according to his project description, he hasn’t decided what kind yet.

The original goal was $10 just to buy the ingredients for said potato salad, but after two days the project already has 324 backers and has raised $1,608, which means it’s over 16,000 percent funded. After day one, several stretch goals were added to the project such as making two potato recipes, using better mayonnaise, live streaming the construction of the potato salad, and renting out a party hall for a potato salad party.

The pledge levels are just as entertaining as the stretch goals, pledge $3 and Zach will send you a taste of the potato salad. For two extra bucks, aka a $5 pledge, you’ll get to choose an ingredient to add to the potato salad, as long as it’s “potato salad appropriate”. The highest pledge available is $50, but you’ll get all the rewards as well as a book of potato salad recipes inspired from backers around the world.

There’s still 27 days left for the project, at this rate Zach Danger Brown will be making potato salad for days.

H/T + PicThx Kickstarter


Swap Your Morning Cup o’ Joe for Potato Bacon Breakfast Cups


Nick, the man over at Macheesmo, was inspired to try out this savory Potato Bacon Breakfast Cup recipe after witnessing the onslaught of muffin-shaped decadence currently taking over Pinterest.

The recipe combines all the touches of a classic breakfast, including potatoes, bacon and eggs. However, we must warn you about the recipe: “The good news is that it worked. The bad news is that it is work.”

Still, shredded potatoes encompassing a layer of bacon with eggy goodness in the middle? So worth it.


Breakfast Cups

Yield: 6 Cups

Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour


  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked crispy
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Nonstick spray or extra oil
  • Salt and pepper

Helpful Equipment: Muffin tin



1) Peel and grate potatoes and submerge them in cold water for a minute to wash off extra starch. Drain potatoes and dry them well on a few paper towels.

2) Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat and add potatoes and a pinch of salt. Cook potatoes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned. Try to break up potatoes as they cook so they stay in separate strands. They should take 12-15 minutes to brown nicely.

3) Meanwhile cook bacon in the oven at 350 degrees until very crispy. For more on how to cook perfect bacon, check out this post.

4) Grease a 6-cup muffin tin well and divide potatoes between tins. Leave a well in the center of each tin and make sure potatoes go up the sides to form potato cups.

5) Crumble bacon and add about a strip of bacon into each tin.

6) Scramble eggs and divide eggs between tins. You shouldn’t need a full egg for each tin.

7) Season cups with a pinch of salt and pepper and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until eggs are cooked through, about 18-20 minutes.

8) When eggs are cooked, run a knife around the outside of each cup and remove each one. Pray that they don’t stick, but they might stick a bit!

Adventures Features

Dubai Chef: Best Burger All Time


This has been one hell of a summer, filled with so many good times. And what better to do when it’s perfect out then to BBQ. Well new FoodBeast writer, Matt Maine .aka. The Dubai Chef (since Matt is moving to Dubai in a few weeks to pursue a job in Hotel and Restaurant management) and myself decided one afternoon that we would make the Best Burgers All Time. In all seriousness, I’ve eaten burgers at probably hundreds of different places and these were quite possibly one of the best I’ve ever had. Don’t take my word for it, check out the pics after the jump.


Canadian Tour Food: Smoked Roast Beef Sandwich


Foodbeast correspondent @DETOX420 is currently on tour with Ice Cube in Canada and he has been sending me food he eats everyday. Here is one of the first meals of his trip, smoked roast beef sandwich, potato salad and steak fries. Super solid setup, keep em’ coming Corey.


Craving: The Potluck Burger


This hero of a burger is topped with sliced hot dogs, potato salad, mac and cheese, tomato, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.  (PicThx TIWYF)

Cravings Recipes

Craving: Potato Salad

With summer just a few weeks away and the weather already sunny and clear, there’s always one simple food that makes me happy – potato salad. I don’t know if it’s that summer-picnic feeling or the fact that potatoes can never ever really go wrong, but potato salad on the side of my fried chicken always gives me a smile on my face. Personally, I like to make my own just so I can make sure that it’s extra delicious, and if you want to make some too, Roseanne Cash has an amazing recipe for some. (Thx SmittenKitchen)


Craving: BBQ Sandwich Plate

Sometimes, when I’m just relaxing, I’ll suddenly have a hankering for a full on barbeque plate. Melt in your mouth meat on a warm bun, baked beans, macaroni salad or potato salad (preferably a mixture of both!). Yee-haw! (That’s what she said)